Whilst on training exercise our D class lifeboat was requested to assist our Atlantic 85 lifeboat after the Atlantic crew spotted a surfer in difficulty in the rip current at Rest Bay whilst conducting their exercise.

On arrival at scene the D Class crew were met with 6ft breaking surf. Thankfully, shortly after arriving on scene it was confirmed that the surfer was now safe and well on the beach and required no further assistance.

Based on the conditions and the number of surfers at the location it was decided that the D class would remain on scene and conduct surf rescue training whilst keeping an eye on the surfers.